I'm a sucker for bag and purse patterns. If they feature appliqué hexagons or are made with a fun, contemporary fabric, so much the better. My Pretty Little Tote Bag with hexagon appliqués. The Pretty Little Tote Bag I made for Modern Patchwork 2012 is simple enough, and you can jazz...
Our foremothers knew how to make a quilt using only what they had, from scraps of fabric to natural dyes. But, quilt making the frugal and eco-friendly way was easier for them: they didn't have much of a choice. Pioneer women didn't have fabric stores, and even our own mothers didn't have...
9 Jan 2013
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The first time I laid eyes on Malka Dubrawsky's quilts a few years back, I sat up and took notice. Now, here was someone who was taking basic patchwork quilt blocks and giving them a fresh and contemporary spin using color and freehand cutting and piecing. Since, then I have seen Malka's work...
12 Jun 2012
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I started Cloth Paper Scissors magazine back in 2004 in part to give voice to forms of art that mixed fabric and stitch with paint, glue, and embellishment but were not strictly speaking art quilts. Forms like altered books, fabric and paint collages, shrines, assemblages, and paper quilts. One of my...